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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Dec 21, 2011 12:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Weir Solo now on Archive

I'm a big Bobby mocker when it comes to Bobby and the Midnights, but the best thing I've seen post Jerry was Bobby doing Mission in the Rain back in the late 90's at some outdoor venue just outside of Hartford. It actually had powerful emotion to it where I find just about all the Phil & Friends stuff to completely lack any compelling emotion. They go through the paces and play the songs nice and tight but there is no feeling to it. They play St Stephen and it just lays there kind of limp. Cosmic Charlie with no real zip, the Eleven with so little pop, just the songs, it made me really sad that Phil was into being a musicologist instead of a Deadhead. This music was 1,000,000,000,000 times more than just the music being technically "right" as a high school music teacher would view it. I didn't like the fact that those great songs were being given a PBS "classic rock" infomercial treatment instead of being performed without a net as they were designed to be played.